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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0050. Dedication to Gallienus and Cornelia Salonina by Sabratha

Description: Marble panel (w: 1.74 x h: 0.90) broken at the left side.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Third century capitals: 0.09. Traces of red paint in the lettering.

Date: CE 265-266 (titulature)

Findspot: Sabratha: Regio I, Capitolium, found in the vaults; see note on 1.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


Im[p](eratori) Caes(ari) P(ublio) Licinio Gallieno
Pii Felici Aug(usto) d(omino) n(ostro) ponti-
[fici maximo t]rib(unicia) pot(estate) XIIII co(n)s(uli)
[VI] [designa]to VII p(atri) p(atriae) proco(n)s(uli)
5[et Corneli]ae Saloninae Aug(ustae)
[coniugi c. 10] Gallieni Aug(usti)
[Sabrathe]nses public«a»e



2: Pii sic

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Emperor Caesar Publius Licinius Gallienus, Pius, Felix, Augustus, our lord, [chief] priest, holding tribunician power for the fourteenth time, consul [for the sixth and designated] for the seventh time, father of the country, proconsul, [and Cornelia] Salonina Augusta [wife] of [---] Gallienus Augustus; the people of Sabratha (scil. set this up) publicly.


Line 3. trib. pot. XIIII. On the normal reckoning 10 Dec. 265-9 Dec. 266. Gallienus was cos. VII on 1 Jan. 266. But see Alföldi , JRS XXX (1940) 1 ff.

Bibliography: Described Bartoccini, 1950, 52, under b , whence AE 1950.153b ; IRT, 1952, 50, whence IRT, 2009, 50, whence EDH 059043; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. From left: Above: 48, 48, 44, 75; Below: 50: Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CS 217)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CS 217)

   Fig. 3. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DS 256 Lastre)

   Fig. 4. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CS 217)